Ministry 18 February 2016 to 19 July 2016

The 44th Parliament

18 February 2016 – 19 July 2016


Prime Minister
The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP

Deputy Prime Minister
Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources
The Hon Barnaby Joyce MP

Minister for Foreign Affairs
The Hon Julie Bishop MP

Minister for Trade and Investment
The Hon Steven Ciobo MP

(Vice-President of the Executive Council)
(Leader of the Government in the Senate)
Senator the Hon George Brandis QC

The Hon Scott Morrison MP

Minister for Small Business
Assistant Treasurer
The Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP

Minister for Rural Health
Minister for Regional Communications
Minister for Regional Development
Senator the Hon Fiona Nash

Minister for Finance
Special Minister of State
(Deputy Leader of Government in the Senate)
Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann

Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
(Deputy Leader of the House)
The Hon Darren Chester MP

Minister for Industry, Innovation and Science
(Leader of the House)
The Hon Christopher Pyne MP

Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia
The Hon Josh Frydenberg MP

Minister for Immigration and Border Protection 
The Hon Peter Dutton MP

Minister for the Environment
The Hon Greg Hunt MP

Minister for Health
Minister for Aged Care
Minister for Sport
The Hon Sussan Ley MP

Minister for Defence
Senator the Hon Marise Payne

Minister for Communications
Minister for the Arts
(Manager of Government Business in the Senate)
Senator the Hon Mitch Fifield

Minister for Employment
Minister for Women
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Public Service
Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash

Minister for Social Services
The Hon Christian Porter MP

Minister for Education and Training
Senator the Hon Simon Birmingham

Cabinet Secretary
Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO

Minister for Indigenous Affairs
Senator the Hon Nigel Scullion


Outer Ministry

Minister for Territories, Local Government and Major Projects
The Hon Paul Fletcher MP

Minister for International Development and the Pacific
Senator the Hon Concetta Fierravanti-Wells

Minister for Tourism and International Education
Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment
Senator the Hon Richard Colbeck

Minister for Justice
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Counter-Terrorism
The Hon Michael Keenan MP

Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
Minister for Defence Materiel
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC
The Hon Daniel Tehan MP

Minister for Vocational Education and Skills
Senator the Hon Scott Ryan

Minister for Northern Australia
Senator the Hon Matthew Canavan

Minister for Human Services
The Hon Alan Tudge MP 


Parliamentary Secretaries

Assistant Ministers are designated as Parliamentary Secretaries under the Ministers of State Act 1952.

Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister
Assistant Minister for Immigration
Senator the Hon James McGrath

Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation
The Hon Angus Taylor MP

Assistant Cabinet Secretary
Assistant Minister for Finance
The Hon Dr Peter Hendy MP

Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister
The Hon Keith Pitt MP

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources
Senator the Hon Anne Ruston

Assistant Minister to the Treasurer
The Hon Alex Hawke MP

Assistant Minister for Science
The Hon Karen Andrews MP

Assistant Minister for Innovation
The Hon Wyatt Roy MP

Assistant Minister for Health and Aged Care
The Hon Ken Wyatt MP

Assistant Minister for Defence
The Hon Michael McCormack MP

Assistant Minister for Disability Services
The Hon Jane Prentice MP

Assistant Minister for Multicultural Affairs
The Hon Craig Laundy